XferWan.exe Stack Overflow Vulnerability

ID: 72006
CVE: None
Download vulnerable application: None
Centennial Software 


June  4, 2007

-- CVE ID:


-- Affected Vendor:

Centennial Software

-- Affected Products:

Symantec Discovery 6.5

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:

TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this

vulnerability since April  3, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection

filter ID 5231. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:


-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on

vulnerable installations of software utilizing Centennial Software

XferWan. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists during the parsing of overly long requests to

the XferWAN process. When logging requests, user-supplied data is

copied to the stack resulting in an exploitable buffer overflow

condition. The following disassembly excerpt from the logging function

demonstrates the issue:

004047A0 mov cl, Filename[eax]

004047A6 mov [esp+eax+890h+ExistingFileName], cl

004047AD inc eax

004047AE test cl, cl

004047B0 jnz short loc_4047A0

A lack of sanity checking on the size of 'Filename' results in an

exploitable stack-based  buffer overflow vulnerability that can result

in a system compromise running under the context of the SYSTEM user.

-- Vendor Response:

Centennial has rectified an issue in the XFERWAN omponent of Centennial

Discovery which could be remotely exploited by malicious people to

compromise a system.

This issue only affects systems running non-secure communications,

which comprise a very small percentage of installations worldwide.

Customers can find instructions on how to identify if they are

susceptible to the vulnerability and correct, if necessary on the

Centennial Customer Support website.

-- Disclosure Timeline:

2007.03.07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2007.04.03 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers

2007.06.04 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by Cody Pierce, TippingPoint DVLabs

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